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" Let's get the show on the road"

Posted by ESC on March 20, 2001

In Reply to: " Lets get the show on the road" posted by Manoj on March 20, 2001

: Where does this come from? It's been doing my head in.Also where does this come from too( Doin my head in)

LET'S GET THE SHOW ON THE ROAD -- "Let's get moving, swing into action. Here is a cliché of American origin that smacks of the circus and the traveling theater group. It dates from around 1910 but seems to have come into overwork during the 1960s." From "The Dictionary of Cliches" by James Rogers (Ballantine Books, New York, 1985).

I've never heard of "doing my head in." How about "giving me a headache."